New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Saturday, November 25, 2017 
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. 

Additional Info on Empidonax Flycatcher:

First, as mentioned in my original report, the bird was spotted by Karen Evans 
and seen by the rest of the group next to the Native Plant Garden. To be more 
precise, it was just outside the Native Plant Garden where there is a path that 
runs along the ridge on the side of the Native Plant Garden closest to the 
Conservatory. We weren't able to relocate the bird when we returned to the area 
just before lunch.

The bird had a short, narrow bill, a rounded head with a steep forehead, and a 
conspicuous eye ring. It also had a medium-short primary projection. 

Here are links to 5 photos. 

Least Flycatcher, NYBG, Bronx, Saturday November 25, 2017:

These photos were posted in the New York Birders Facebook Group on Saturday 
where they generated a bit of discussion. Everyone who offered an opinion on 
the bird identified it as a Least Flycatcher including Richard Aracil and Isaac 

November 25th is a rather late date for a Least Flycatcher, but not so late as 
the Least Flycatcher identified by Kenn Kaufman, et al. on the Central Park 
Christmas count December 16, 2001.

With all the excitement over the Central Park flycatcher, I must apologize for 
having left the info on the NYBG bird on the back burner. 

Deb Allen


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